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Larissa Kyzer

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Larissa Kyzer is a writer and translator. Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, she lived in Reykjavík for five years after receiving a Fulbright grant in 2012. She holds a BA in comparative literature, an MS in library and information science, and an MA in translation studies, which she earned at the University of Iceland. Her translations include novels, children’s books and chapter books for young readers, short stories, poetry, essays, plays, and nonfiction. Kyzer is a board member of Ós Pressan, an Iceland-based international and literary collective, and is a member of the American Literary Translators Association and PEN America. Her translation of Kristín Eiríksdóttir’s A Fist or a Heart will be published by AmazonCrossing in September 2019. 

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